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Alpine Treasures 35



UH845 - Pyrite - 420€
Ankogelgruppe, Anlauftal, Gasteinertal, Pongau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 cm
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It's a highly attractive pyrite specimen from the Ankogel group. The pyrite aggregate is set on a towering matrix which is a mix of white feldspar and silvery chlorite. The piece has no damage and is beautiful all around as you can see on our pictures!


NS189 - Titanite - 1000€
Kleinelend valley, Ankogelgruppe, Malta, Spittal an der Drau, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm
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This is a perfect and flawless thumbnail specimen of very fine leaf green titanite. A 2.5 cm main crystal is accompanied by two side-crystals, both around 1.5 cm long. There is some intergrown chlorite which adds Alpine character without being too obtrusive. A lovely specimen in best condition and with highly appealing aesthetics!


JO811 - Hematite and Muscovite on Adularia - 380€
Mörchnerkar, Zemmgrund, Zillertal, Tyrol, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm
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Sharp metallic iron roses are set on a charming combination of glassy adularia and silvery mica. All crystals are in best condition so that nothing disturbs the appealing landscape you can see here. A wonderful little paragenesis!


DR491 - Titanite and Schorl - 2600€
Felbertal, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 11.3 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm
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Finding fragile sculptures like this in such exceptional condition and beautiful aesthetics is a small miracle indeed! A dainty shard of feldspar matrix is crystallized on all sides, sparkling with feldspar and chlorite. Along the ridge you see sharp mossy green titanites right up to the top where individual crystals reach 1.7 cm in length. A single 2.7 cm long free-standing schorl at the lower right side adds a further aspect that's rare for the locale.
This specimen is without doubt a remarkable one for a collector who can appreciate the delicate elegance of this Alpine treasure!


HF181 - Quartz - Sold
Val Bedretto, Tessin, Switzerland
Size: 13.8 x 9.5 x 6 cm
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As you can see in the pictures, this marvelous quartz crystal shows stunning surface structure with just brilliant luster on all sides! This dramatic crystal is set on a beautifully supporting matrix of silvery schist, white feldspar and glistening muscovite on the backside. Appealing aesthetics and high crystal quality make this an outstanding specimen of intense showcase presence!


HW28 - Quartz Sceptre - 150€
Wurtenkees, Innerfragant, Hohe Tauern, Carinthia, Austria
Size: 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
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It's a sceptre quartz specimen of distinctive design and very nice quality! The asymmetric head is lustrous and sharp and set on a stem that is only slightly less lustrous but also completely transparent. The condition is overall very good with only a tiny, hardly visible ding at the tip.


WB292 - Calcite - 130€
Ritterkopf, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 7.3 x 6.5 x 3.7 cm
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This group of white calcite crystals was found at the Ritterkopf massiv below the Glockkaserkar. It's a fine locality piece with interlocked crystals up to 2.8 cm with good clarity and nice waxy luster. There are minimal peripheral contacts and a small damage but most crystals are complete. In the video you can see how the backside is all natural.


RB562 - Smoky Quartz - 900€
Ritterkar, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8.9 x 6.8 x 5.4 cm
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This is a rare smoky quartz specimen from the Ritterkopf that dates back to the 1980s. It is a stocky, glassy and highly lustrous crystal in very best condition with one small side-crystals that very much improves the aesthetics. While the upper half of the main smoky is all transparent and with a very nice brown color, it gets opaque and white further down with some limonite coating on the re-healed bottom faces. All in all this is an uncommon and highly appealing piece in superb condition!


AB29 - Quartz - 250€
Forsterbachtal, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 6.1 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm
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Brilliant colorless quartz in a lovely three-dimensional arrangement! The quality of the quartz crystals is amazingly good: Glassy crystals with superb luster and sharp architecture! As a floater this specimen is crystallized from top to bottom and in very good condition. The smaller of the two main crystals has an abrasion at the tip and there is one damaged at an insignificant bottom-crystal. The rest is perfect and brilliant.
It's a highly attractive and sparkling specimen in sweeping shape!


OP373 - Skeletal Quartz - 800€
Bortelhorn, Binn valley, Wallis, Switzerland
Size: 5.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
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Water-clear, beautifully skeletalized and absolutely flawless! This amazing quartz shows unique shape and outstanding quality! The upper half of the specimen has an unusually tapering yet well defined shape while the lower half is much more skeletalized and leaves no discernible crystal habit. Those two halfs combined make for a lovely specimen of unusual sparkling character!


OM425 - Quartz Sceptre - 900€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 14.2 x 10.6 x 7.9 cm
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This is an impressive and rich quartz specimen from the Rauris valley that has dramatic size and is really a fabulous sight! A massive quartz crystal is the base for a beautiful sparkling ridge of small szepters that sit atop the quartz like a castle on a rock!
The crystals are lustrous, sharp, glassy and gorgeously detailed on front and backside as well! The whole specimen is in outstanding condition. Even the bottom is not broken but crystallized.


RP958 - Quartz - 700€
Grieswies, Rauris, Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria
Size: 8 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
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What you can see in the picture is the excellent crystal quality and textbook composition this quartz specimen has to offer. What you can't see however is, that it is a complete floater that is crystallized with quartz and feldspar micro-crystals on the bottom. There is no damage whatsoever, not even small abrasions.